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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5751


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 29, 2010

Received

August 5, 2010

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


AN ACT

To provide for the establishment of a task force that will be responsible for investigating cases referred to the Attorney General under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Lobbying Disclosure Enhancement Act”.

SEC. 2. Lobbying Disclosure Act Task Force.

(a) Establishment.—The Attorney General shall establish the Lobbying Disclosure Act Enforcement Task Force (in this section referred to as the “Task Force”).

(b) Functions.—The Task Force—

(1) shall have primary responsibility for investigating and prosecuting each case referred to the Attorney General under section 6(a)(8) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1605(a)(8)); and

(2) shall collect and disseminate information with respect to the enforcement of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).

(c) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

SEC. 3. Referral of cases to the Attorney General.

Section 6(a) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1605(a)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (8), by striking “United States Attorney for the District of Columbia” and inserting “Attorney General”; and

(2) in paragraph (11), by striking “United States Attorney for the District of Columbia” and inserting “Attorney General”.

SEC. 4. Recommendations for improved enforcement.

The Attorney General may make recommendations to Congress with respect to—

(1) the enforcement of and compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995; and

(2) the need for resources available for the enhanced enforcement of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995

SEC. 5. Information in enforcement reports.

Section 6(b)(1) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1605(b)(1)) is amended by striking “by case” and all that follows through “public record” and inserting “by case and name of the individual lobbyists or lobbying firms involved, any sentences imposed”.

Passed the House of Representatives July 28, 2010.

    Attest: lorraine c. miller,   
    Clerk.